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TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday

The Verge Saturday, 8 August 2020
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TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US, and the company may file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, NPR reported.

According to NPR, the lawsuit will argue the president’s action is unconstitutional because TikTok did not have time to respond. The lawsuit also will allege that the president’s justification for the ban— that the company is a threat to US national security— is baseless, NPR reported.

Under the executive order the president signed Thursday, the US will block all transactions with TikTok parent company ByteDance within 45 days, in order to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology supply chain.”

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ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, is planning to sue the Trump administration following claims that the app poses a security risk. President Trump signed an executive order, banning U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance. Cheddar's Kristen Scholer and Baker Machado dive into Twitter's...

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